The King College Prep Marching Band gathered their strength at Cedar Park Cemetery in Calumet Park to perform one last time for their schoolmate, bandmate, and friend Hadiya Pendleton.
The smiling Crystal Elegance Majorettes, a group to which Pendleton had belonged Marching Band, lead the band.
The band followed and performed a variety of songs, including Alicia Keys’s “Girl On Fire” numerous times.
When they arrived to the final resting place of Pendleton the band stopped and separated into two lines, leaving a gap for the hearse carrying Hadiya Pendleton to pass through.
The cars drove slowly forward as the sun set in the background. The limousine carrying Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton, Hadiya’s mother, followed the hearse that held her daughter. The cars drove through slowly on the road while Crystal Elegance Majorettes batons spun in the air above the hearse and limousine.
Her hands clasped together, a smiling Cowley-Pendleton rolled down the limousine windows and thanked the entire band on both sides on the road.
The cars made their way through as the band performed “Girl On Fire” a final time.
La primera nevada del año dejó unas 8 pulgadas de nieve en ciertos lugares del área metropolitana de Chicago, y se distinguió como el 4 de diciembre más nevado que se ha registrado en la historia de la ciudad. Así se disfrutó.